MSU Alert

The Michigan State University Police Department is responsible for developing and distributing Timely Warning and Emergency Notification messages. Learn more at http://alert.msu.edu

Stadium Evacuation Plan

It is football season, and in the event of an emergency, Spartan Stadium may need to be evacuated. We worked with the MSU Athletics Department to produce this video detailing the Spartan Stadium evacuation plan.

Buckle Up for Safety!

Always be sure to wear your safety belt in any vehicle. The MSU Police Department does routine safety belt enforcement and you may see officers and signs posted in various places around campus as a reminder to buckle up!

Don’t Drink and Drive

The MSU chapter of SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) work with the MSU Police to get the word out, “if you’ve been drinking, use a different mode of transportation to get home.”

Welcome to the MSU Police Department

We serve as the Police Department for Michigan State University, with sworn police officers certified by the State of Michigan. We handle all police and criminal matters on all MSU property. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life on campus, by building relationships, strengthening stewardship, and working collaboratively within our diverse community to reduce crime, enforce laws, preserve peace, and provide for a safe environment…

 

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Active Violence Safety

In general, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter, bearing in mind there could be more than one shooter involved in the same situation. If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival.
Read the Safety Guidelines PDF

Active Violence Training

The Michigan State University Police Department offers the course “Recognizing and Preventing Violence in the Workplace” through MSU Human Resource Development.
In this course, MSU Police Officers provide instruction on how to identify behaviors of concern, give tips on intervention, and will give valuable training on how to respond during a violent incident such as an active shooter in your workplace.
If you are interested in attending this training please visit MSU Human Resources for more information.

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Our Vision

Committed to being a world-class department and an innovative leader among University police departments by hiring and promoting talented officers and professional staff, employing the highest standards of performance, implementing best practices in policing, encouraging accountability, and reflecting the values of a global University. The Michigan State University Police Department has an international reputation for its proactive-based philosophy of policing that strives to strengthen relationships and engage community partners in developing strategies to reduce crime.

The Michigan State University Police Department strives to adhere to the highest ethical standards and reflect the diversity of its community members.

 

Know the Law

The Office for International Students and Scholars wants to ensure the safety of all international students and scholars at MSU and has partnered with us to bring a series of videos that explain various laws. Check out the videos at http://oiss.isp.msu.edu

Know the Law

OISS Know the Law

Behavioral Threat Assessment

The Michigan State University’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Team (BTAT) exists to facilitate a multidisciplinary, coordinated response to reports of students, employees, or other individuals on campus who have engaged in behavior indicating a possible threat of harm to self or other members of the campus community.
Learn more about the BTAT.

See Something, Say Something

If you witness a crime in progress, always call 911. You can also report suspicious activity or tips by texting the word MSUPD, along with a message, to 274637. This is an anonymous text-a-tip service. You can also send a tip through the ‘Submit Tips’ app on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/msupolice.